Alila Villas Uluwatu
What We Love
- Stunning clifftop location, with Indian Ocean views everywhere
- The elegant five-room spa, with half-day and daylong programs
- Authentic cuisine at the Warung (from an open kitchen)
- Personalized service: A butler is assigned to each villa
- All villas have a private pool
- The first resort in Bali built to EarthCheck’s building, planning and design standards
What To Know
- The location is remote; it’s an hour to Seminyak’s shopping and nightlife
- The sea here is too rough for swimming, though there are renowned surfing spots nearby
- There’s a 24-hour fitness center with yoga classes
- Some verandas are suspended over shared walkways—very romantic but not entirely private
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Set along 35 clifftop acres on Bali’s rustic Bukit Peninsula, this resort balances a striking modern style with a commendable environmental commitment. The 84 individual villas feature spacious, uncluttered interiors, private pools and plush outdoor spots, some with panoramic views. In-room amenities run from the expected, like free WiFi and an iPod dock, to aromatic bespoke his-and-hers body products and movie star–worthy sun hats. A butler is assigned to each villa; he or she attends to each guest as much or as little as requested. The staff is so engaging that most guests quickly find themselves reliant. The bamboo-clad spa is a must, with a calming ambience, well-trained therapists, and an extensive menu of creative and restorative treatments. The repeating wood pattern throughout creates a simple but contemporary look that’s sustainable, thanks to renowned Singapore architectural firm WOHA. As for dining, Cire delivers inventive, fruit-filled breakfasts and healthy Western fare like marinated mackerel served with salmon roe vinaigrette and seared king prawns atop black rice risotto, enjoyed in a dining room decorated with 2,500 antique batik stamps. The Warung’s authentic Balinese dishes, like satay lilit and ayam betutu with red rice, are a good choice for sunset nibbles or a full Indonesian feast. And after indulging, it’s off to bed for a night’s rest—with the only sound the croak of geckos under the clear night sky.
In the Area
Head to Seminyak, an hour away, for butter-soft leather bags and python flip-flops at Wrkshp13, Prada-inspired frocks with Balinese prints at Namu (Jalan Petitenget 234X), and some good karma from crystal-infused bling at Anna Michielan. Sate your sweet tooth with homemade raw chocolates and other organic treats at the Bukit outpost of Bali Buddha. The black coral rock and the 11th-century temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu make for a stunning sight, hugging the Bukit cliffs. Locals believe the temple guards the island against evil spirits. Booked through the resort, Alila Journeys can include visits to leading Balinese artists, private kitchen time with the hotel chef and visits to community projects supported by the hotel.
How to Get There
I honestly thought I'd died and gone to heaven! The design/architecture of this hotel is exceptional and the staff and amenities are on a par. The views and vistas are sublime and the pool villas are huge and airy, totally private and very spoiling.
Responsive to our needs and Email reply was prompt.
Warm greeting and service by all staff in Alila Uluwatu and service from the hearth
Like to mention WARUNG restautrant waitress Komang Gali to make our dining enjoyable and intresting. She is great!
We stayed in a wonderfully private villa with mini-pool. It was absolutely beautiful and perfect for a relaxing holiday. The staff and service were superb, and at a level rarely found elsewhere. Our needs were anticipated before even we were aware of them! The resort is modern and very stylish, yet extremely comfortable at the same time. Highly recommended.
The view from reception as you check in is breathtaking.
The staff have an attention to detail that I’ve never come across before, from the moment you check in every staff member knows your name
We stayed in a one bed villa with a private pool and it was absolute heaven. The amenities meant we didn’t need to bring any toiletries from home, even insect repellent was provided!
We ate in both restaurants and the food was some of the best we’ve tasted. This venue is a 10 minute drive from bars and restaurants but for us wanting R&R at the start of our honeymoon it was perfect.
Hemel, the GM met us on arrival and also came to ask for our feedback when we left. He was genuinely lovely and wanted to know what we liked and if they could improve anywhere. From speaking to the staff he is a great man and leads by example resulting in a fabulous, friendly and happy atmosphere. We will certainly be back!
One day is not enough!!! But then I kind of knew that before I even got there. The setting is idyllic. The staff are incredible. Morning yoga was fabulous! Eco initiatives are better than most - and I had a chance to talk with the sustainability manager which was great and I enjoyed seeing the bottling area and the organic garden 🌱